2006 Porsche 997 Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed
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Final bid:$36,500
Categories: Water-Cooled
Auction type: ReserveSold
17 bids

Vehicle Details


  • Year: 2006
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 911 Carrera Cabriolet
  • VIN: WP0CA29946S757777
  • Mileage Shown: 61,999
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Midnight Blue Metallic
  • Seller Type: Private Party
  • Location: Albany, NY 12203
  • Lot #: V-0042179

Finished in Midnight Blue Metallic over a Sand Beige interior, this 2006 Porsche 997 Carrera Cabriolet features a 6-speed manual transmission, the optional Bose High-End Sound Package, Power Seat Package, Bi-Xenon Headlamp Package, a three-spoke Sport steering wheel, and more. Having spent nearly its entire life in California, the car was purchased by the current owner in July 2023 and benefits from maintenance history including replacements of the rear main seal, clutch, flywheel, brakes, shifter cables, fuel pump, alternator, and starter. Showing approximately 62k miles on the odometer, this 997 is now being offered for auction out of New York.

This Carrera is finished in Midnight Blue Metallic with a Metropol Blue convertible top and factory 19” Carrera III wheels. Other equipment includes a speed-activated rear spoiler, optional bi-xenon headlamps, dual exhaust outlets, colored Porsche crest wheel center caps, and Porsche-branded brake calipers. The seller notes some small rock chips on the hood and bumpers, and some spider cracks on the right rear bumperette. The seller adds that all four wheels have been refinished and the car’s exterior underwent paint correction and ceramic coating. The car rides in Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires dated from 2017 in front and 2019 in the rear. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.

Inside, this 997 is appointed with Sand Beige standard leather upholstery including optional heated and power-operated front seats and a three-spoke Sport steering wheel. Other accessories include automatic climate control, cruise control, self-dimming mirrors, and the optional Bose High-End Sound Package. The seller notes an upgraded Porsche Classic Communication Management (PCCM+) head unit has been installed along with an aftermarket wooden shift knob, and the original head unit is included in the sale along with the worn original shift knob. Some signs of wear are also noted on the carpets.

A naturally aspirated 3.6-liter flat-six engine delivers up to 325 HP and 273 lb.-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. A new battery was recently installed and the following service history was provided by the seller:

  • 61k Miles – Spark plugs, coils, reseal left valve cover, oil change
  • 57k Miles – Front brake pads
  • 55k Miles - Water pump, belt, and thermostat
  • 47k Miles - Alternator, starter, cable, washer pump
  • 40k Miles – Rear main seal, clutch, flywheel
  • 38k Miles – Clutch slave cylinder
  • 32k Miles – Fuel pump, sensor, brake pads, rotors, and brake fluid
  • 23k Miles – Shifter Cables

This sale will include a clean title.

  
 

The seller would like you to know: “This a fantastic opportunity to own a stunning, well-taken-care of 997.1. Feels like the last of the pure, minimalist driver's car before too much technology and size invaded the model. The perfect driver's car that still looks amazing !”

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $36,500
  • Auction End: Apr 16, 2024 06:30:00PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 17
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Comments (44)

  • nwellcome 2 months, 1 weekago

    Sold for $36,500

  • nwellcome 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $36,500

  • nwellcome 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $32,000

  • bhmohio 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $31,500

  • nwellcome 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $31,000

  • bhmohio 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $29,000

  • nwellcome 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $28,000

  • bhmohio 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $26,000

  • nwellcome 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • bhmohio 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $22,000

  • Holmesjc3 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $20,250

  • bhmohio 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • VaheA 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $17,500

  • Holmesjc3 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $15,750

  • VaheA 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $15,500

  • Philip4140 (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    Thanks for your interest and questions everyone. You should all know that I bought and have treated this car like it was going to be my forever cabriolet. As it turned out my wife and I are just too attached to the memories we’ve made so far with our 996 cab to let that one go. So our miscue is gonna be someone else’s score. It’s in really nice shape, absolutely stunning color combo, and ready to enjoy worry free the minute you take delivery! Good luck everyone!

  • Holmesjc3 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $15,250

  • Philip4140 (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @GT3forme from what I’ve been told this engine has the non serviceable IMS. I did try and get a shop to do a DME report and to get some paint meter readings, but we weren’t able to make it happen before the auction’s ending today. If you have any other questions I’ll be here to answer the best I can.

  • GT3forme (registered bidder) 2 months, 1 weekago

    Hello Sir,
    1. Has the IMS bearing issue been addressed?
    2. Do you have paint metering photos?

  • Philip4140 (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @Sailor_Pete the driving videos have been uploaded.

  • Philip4140 (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @ VaheA thanks so much for the bid!

  • Philip4140 (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @Sailor_Pete thinking about it I should mention that the cd player no longer works due to the new PCCM system. It did work, the new system designed by Porsche doesn’t support them.

  • Philip4140 (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @Sailor_Pete that’s correct. Everything works as it should. Heated seats, A/C, rear defrost, and all the windows operate normally and extend and retract correctly with the tops movement. The only aftermarket piece on the car is the shift knob. The only thing that I can say isn’t working is the microphone for the Bluetooth and that’s just because I never installed it. It’s in the box with the old radio which is included. I had no need for it so I skipped that part. Easy enough install for any mechanic, audio person, or definitely a dyi hour long project.

  • Sailor_Pete (registered bidder) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @Philip4140 Thank you for all the responses so far. Are all the electronics working properly (a/c, radio, windows, seats, etc.)? Other than the shifter knob and PCCM, any other modifications or aftermarket additions?

  • Philip4140 (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    I uploaded an instrument cluster photo taken at idle, at full operating temperature. I’m here all weekend if anyone else has any requests that require me to drive her just a few more times. Thanks all for the interest and @Epicmc for the bid.

  • Philip4140 (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • VaheA 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • VaheA (registered bidder) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @Philip4140
    Thank you for the photos
    Please upload a photo of the cluster at idle at operating temperature
    More info the better the results
    Much appreciated

  • Philip4140 (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @VaheA I took screen shots from the video and was able to get them uploaded

  • Philip4140 (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • VaheA (registered bidder) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @seller
    Thank you
    I will keep an eye out for the videos

  • Philip4140 (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @VaheA Absolutely! I did it during each driving video. Once when the car was cold and once when the car was at temp. I’m hoping they get posted this weekend.

  • VaheA (registered bidder) 2 months, 1 weekago

    Can you post a video
    Or photo of the instrument cluster so we can see all the warning lights off while the car is running at temperature?

  • Epicmc 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • Sailor_Pete (registered bidder) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @Philip4140 Great, thanks!

  • Philip4140 (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @Sailor_Pete Finally stopped raining after 3 days. I uploaded a few videos to the auction site just now. Hopefully tomorrow they will be posted. Have a great night and thanks for your interest !

  • Philip4140 (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @Sailor_Pete I have a small clip that I made the other day, but it was terrible and I was by myself. If this lousy upstate NY rain breaks which looks like Monday, I will get out with my son and try again. As for the DME, it doesn’t look like my schedule is gonna be able to have it done by the end of auction. I can very comfortably say that the car runs and drives perfect. No smoke from the tailpipe, and no strange engine noises at any RPM. I will do my best for a decent driving video for everyone before the auction ends on Tuesday.

  • Sailor_Pete (registered bidder) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @Philip4140 Could we get a driving video as well? Would also be interested in the DME. Beautiful car. GLWTA!

  • Paul.columbus (registered bidder) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @Philip4140 that would be great and I’m sure other guys/gals will be grateful.

  • Philip4140 (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @Paul.columbus I’m working on getting an over rev report done. Hopefully I can get it done in time.

  • Paul.columbus (registered bidder) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @Philip4140 thanks, you don’t have to upload the paperwork but if you see something that would cause concern then that would be appreciated. Yea I figured that might be the case with the interior, I wish you had an over-rev check but if not oh well😊 thanks again!

  • Philip4140 (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @Paul.columbus thanks so much for the compliment and interest. I’ll do my best to answer your questions
    1. As far as the seats, to my knowledge they haven’t been replaced. Mostly I think it’s lighting making it more drastic. Overall the interior is an 8/10. That being said, it being a west coast cabriolet almost its entire life, there are a few shades of sand beige in some spots from the sun, which is also very common.
    2. The maintenance I can speak of is what I had done. Which was the left valve cover reseal because it was leaking, the coils and plugs because they were original, and an oil change. All the other items over the years I’m sure are a mix of maintenance and prevention. I could upload each service invoice for you if that would help answer some of those questions in more detail.
    3. I unfortunately don’t have an over rev/DME report.

  • Paul.columbus (registered bidder) 2 months, 1 weekago

    Hello, beautiful car! Just a few questions,
    1. The pictures and video seem to show that the passenger seat is a “lighter” color, it could just be the lighting, or was this replaced?
    2. All the maintenance work that was done was that preventive, or did any of these things fail ie. The water pump?
    3. Finally do you know or have any paperwork on Over-Revs?
    Thank You

  • Philip4140 (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Welcome to my auction, and thanks for taking a look at my 997. She’s going to be a great enhancement to someone’s life very shortly. Absolutely drives like a dream, interior is in amazing shape, and is in perfect shape to just buy and drive! I planned on owning this one for a while, but we all know about plans. Good luck everyone and I’m here to answer anything that I can.

2006 Porsche 997 Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed
Final bid: $36,500 Sold
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